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Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Center

Senkwekwe Center, located at park headquarters in Rumangabo, is the only facility in the the world that cares for mountain gorilla orphans. Each of the four gorillas living at the center was victimized by poachers or animal traffickers, and likely witnessed family members being murdered. Thanks to the financial support of individuals around the world – and the loving care provided by their human caregivers – the orphans now lead happy and secure lives in their forested enclosure. The orphans also receive veterinary care from the Gorilla Doctors, arguably the most skilled and experienced gorilla veterinarians in the world.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Tchegera Island

Tchegera Island Camp is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano. Situated off the northern shore of L. Kivu, Tchegera camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava. There is also an abundance of birdlife on the island, including African eagles, cormorants, heron and gulls. Whether one chooses to relax on the beach or explore other parts of the island in a sea kayak or by paddle board, Tchegera is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Accommodation reservations include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Nyiragongo Volcano

Nyiragongo, located in the Western branch of the Rift Valley near Lake Kivu and the Congolese-Rwandese border, is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It is notorious for its lava lake and producing lateral eruptions with extremely fluid, fast-moving lava flows that repeatedly devastated areas around the volcano, such as the Goma desaster on January 2002, when a lava flow destroyed much of the city's commercial center and promted 200,000 people to flee. 

The large lava lake contained in its deep summit crater, now active again, became famous in the 1960's and 70's when volcanologists such as the Kraffts and Tazieff studied it. It had been active for half a century before it drained in one of the volcano's recent most catastrophic eruptions in 1977: through openings in its outer flanks in 1977, a huge lava flow poured out and killed hundreds of people. A similar event happened again in January 2002, when lava flows from flank vents drained the lake and cut through Goma, reaching Lake Kivu.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Goma

Goma is the capital city of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan  city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East Africa rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the activnyiragongo Volcano

Congo, Democratic Republic

Bukavu

Bukavu is nestled along the gorgeously contorted shoreline at the southern tip of Lake Kivu, and is a pleasant and friendly town that boasts some of DRC's most attractive architecture, although this is best seen from the water. Bukavu is also the base for visiting the Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga, Virunga's little-known neighbour, where you can track habituated eastern lowland gorillas (Grauer’s gorillas) at relatively low prices.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Idjwi Island

Africa’s Forgotten Island

Idjwi is described as “Africa’s Forgotten Island” for good reason. The Island people have been surrounded for years by war, but have always been spared the violence. Unfortunately, they have also been spared assistance. Although many international organizations are active in Eastern Congo, there is virtually no support for the Idjwi Community.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu

Rwanda's western side is bounded by Lake Kivu, one of a string of huge freshwater lakes which lie along Africa's Great Rift Valley. Dominating the border between Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo); Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake, and the sixth largest lake in Africa

Congo, Democratic Republic

Kahuzi-biega National Park

Kahuzi-Biega National Park

A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna. One of the last groups of eastern lowland (graueri) gorillas (consisting of only some 250 individuals) lives at between 2,100 and 2,400 m above sea-level.

Congo, Democratic Republic

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet. Half of all the biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa can be found in Virunga. The park is also a geologic wonder and contains two of the world’s most active volcanoes. For much of its long history, though, Virunga National Park has been severely threatened by armed conflict. Thanks to the dedication of the park’s rangers and wardens, Virunga has been able to survive. Certain politicians, the European Union, conservationists, philanthropists, and private donors have also played a vital role in Virunga’s survival.

Congo, Democratic Republic